Volunteer Scotland have exciting and fulfilling opportunities for a Treasurer and up to 4 Trustees to join our Board.
We exist to help you make a difference through volunteering. Scotland, more than ever, needs us all to share in the nation’s common good. The potential to bring out the best in us has never been better and we’re supporting you by:
• Recognising the need for volunteers and demonstrating how this makes a difference
• Understanding what volunteers and volunteer involving organisations want to do
• making volunteering easy for everyone, so that more people volunteer and have a great time
Volunteer Scotland are the only national centre for volunteering; we receive funded support from the Scottish Government and others to:
• research, demonstrate and measure the impact made by volunteers
• develop volunteer practice through training and accreditation as well as useful volunteer development tools, policies and guides
• offer a one stop digital gateway to anyone looking for volunteer opportunities
• support organisations to advertise volunteer opportunities and events online
• provide an expert disclosure service for voluntary organisations
• promote and grow volunteering through partners, funders, Government, and policy makers
• work with others to support projects, innovation and creativity in volunteering
Our Board of Trustees provides strategic direction, accountability and support
to the organisation. If you can contribute well-founded views on current, emerging and future volunteering issues then we want to hear from you.
Appointments are normally for a three year term with a time commitment of around
6 days per year for quarterly board meetings, workshops and planning and strategy events. Although unpaid, becoming a Trustee offer great opportunities to network and influence the future of volunteering at all levels throughout Scotland and further afield.
Volunteer Scotland is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all backgrounds and sections of the community.
The Role of Treasurer
The Treasurer is a key role within our governance structure which aims to make a real difference to volunteers and volunteering in Scotland. You will contribute to the delivery of Volunteer Scotland’s strategy as a member of our Board of Trustees and as Chair of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee (FARC). As Treasurer, you will have oversight of the finance function, provide guidance on matters of finance and investments to the Trustees and work closely with other members of FARC and the Head of Corporate Services.
We are interested in applications from individuals who have a track record of financial management. You might be an accountant or experienced finance worker, with skills and knowledge developed through working or volunteering with another third sector organisation, or working in the public or private sector.
The Role of Trustee
The role of the Trustee is to support the organisation in achieving its overall aims and objectives and ensure that the policy and practices of the organisation are robust, in keeping with its aims and as a minimum meet the legal and financial requirements of a charitable organisation.
While we appreciate that no single Board member can have all of these, we are particularly interested in applications from individuals with the following backgrounds, skills, knowledge and experience:
• Governance and Audit
• Project Management
The application pack and application form are available for download below.
Closing date: Monday 3rd October at 9 am